The Scoop: Post hardcore outfit Secrets has announced that they have parted ways with lead vocalist Xander Bourgeois. A replacement frontman will be announced shortly. You can check out the band’s official statement below.
As you have probably heard by now, xander will no longer be in secrets but will always be a brother to us. We are really excited to see him take the time to clean himself up and can’t wait to see what his new musical endeavors churn out. To clear up a few things, we ended the Silverstein tour and had about a week off and went directly into finishing writing the new album and recording and in a few weeks will begin working on everything for warped. After warped we will be touring non stop the rest of the year. It would have been nearly impossible for xander to continue with the band and truly work on getting clean at the same time. We’re sure the decision to pursue his sobriety over the band was extremely difficult but were very proud of him for making it.
As far as the new album, well…it’s done! We will be announcing our new screamer and putting out a studio update in the next week and who knows, maybe even some new song clips! New album has a fair amount more singing than on the ascent and ALSO has the heaviest songs we’ve ever written. Were extremely proud of it and cannot wait to release it this summer!
The Spin: While it’s unfortunate to see Xander depart from Secrets, we here at MEB wish him all the best in his mission for sobriety. Despite the seemingly huge blow to band’s morale, they seem unfazed for the most part.
The Question: What do you think of Xander’s decision to leave Secrets? Are you excited to here new material from the band? Let us know in the comments below!